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Industrialists discuss Clean Energy Collaboration at roundtable in Mumbai Print E-mail
Written by Viswanath   
Tuesday, 25 March 2008
Mumbai: The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Ms. Nancy Pelosi, and a delegation of senior members of the U.S. Congress, met on Monday, March 24, with leaders of Indian industry to discuss collaboration on clean and renewable energy solutions to promote growth and curb greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change.  

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) hosted the meeting, which was moderated by Mr. Jamshyd N Godrej, Chairman, Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co (and past CII President).  Participants included Mr. Mukesh Ambani of Reliance Industries; Mr. Anand Mahindra of Mahindra & Mahindra; Mr. V. Raghuraman, CII Principal Advisor on Energy, Environment and Water; Mr. Ashok Ganguly of Investment Commission; Mr. P.C. Jain of India Green Business Center; Mr. Shashank Inamdar, Managing Director, Praj Industries; and Mr. U.R. Patel, President, Business Development, Reliance Industries.

Speaker Pelosi's delegation includes Congressman Edward Markey, Congressman Jim McDermott, Congressman George Miller, Congressman James Sensenbrenner, Congressman Jay Inslee,Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Congresswoman Hilda Solis, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, and Congressman Rush Holt.

Participants discussed leadership roles the United States and India can play in developing clean energy technology and solutions, the roles of renewable energy (such as solar, wind, hydro, and biofuels) in meeting the worl''s growing energy needs, and partnerships for facilitating trade and development of clean energy technologies to meet the needs of both rural and urban populations.  

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